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 18 April 1880 → Marshfield, MO was devastated by an F4 (estimated) tornado that killed 68 people in the town in just a few minutes, with another 24 dying later of their injuries.
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 18 April 1957 → A dust devil in Massachusetts lifted a small child 3 feet into the air and rolled 2 other children on the ground. Fortunately none were hurt. The dust devil was accompanied by a loud whistling sound as it moved westward. It occurred at the beginning of an unusual early season heat wave.

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September 19, 1991:

Near record or record cold hit central and northeast South Dakota on this day in 1991. Temperatures fell into the 20s during the morning bringing a hard freeze to much of the area. Pierre and Mobridge had record lows of 24 degrees while Timber Lake set a record low of 21 degrees. Near record lows of 28 degrees and 22 degrees occurred at Aberdeen and Kennebec, respectively.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1895) Aberdeen: 26 (1938)
Kennebec: 102 (1984) Kennebec: 20 (1896)
Mobridge: 98 (1914) Mobridge: 24 (1991)
Pierre: 100 (1984) Pierre: 24 (1991)
Sisseton: 97 (1984) Sisseton: 30 (1937)
Timber Lake: 99 (1914) Timber Lake: 21 (1991)
Watertown: 93 (1984) Watertown: 24 (1918)
Wheaton: 97 (1984) Wheaton: 30 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.85" (1988)
Kennebec: 1.91" (1996)
Mobridge: 1.98" (1996)
Pierre: 2.45" (1996)
Sisseton: 1.14" (1986)
Timber Lake: 1.08" (1996)
Watertown: 1.79" (1988)
Wheaton: 1.63" (1988) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.